Fratta

Maculan

Pronunciation
FRAH-tah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Maculan
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Fausto Maculan

Overview

Fratta is as gregarious, interesting and complex as the man who makes it, Fausto Maculan. This heavyweight Cabernet/Merlot blend, from beautiful vineyards around the town of Breganze, not far from Venice, is a full, lipsmacking experience. It is indeed a very serious contender in any lineup of Bordeaux varietals from any producing region of the world. Enjoy it in its youth to take your palate on an interesting trip or lay it down to cellar for five to ten years. One way or another, it will change the way that you look at wines from the Veneto region of Italy. Many are used to Amarone making their eyebrows gesture, but this IS something else.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot from the Fratta vineyard
Vinification
6 pneumatic punching-down cycles a day. Maceration time: 8 days. Selected yeasts and spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aging
12 months in new 100% French oak barrels
Alcohol
15%
| Appearance
Deep ruby red.
| Aroma
Very intense with a bouquet of red fruits, dried flowers, vanilla, spices and licorice
| Taste
Full and juicy dark berry flavours, noble tannic grip and a long and very fine finish
| Serving Suggestions
Recommended with roasted red meat dishes. BBQ'd thick cut rib eyes.

Fratta

Suggested Retail:
$119.00
CSPC#:
310334
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - June 2008 - Vintage 2004 - 90 pts

Veneto Fratta 2004 - Ripe, with currant and strong beef notes that follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine, fruit- and mineral-coated tannins and a long finish. Needs some time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009.

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 93 points

The 2005 Fratta is a cuvee of 68% Cabernet and 32% Merlot that spends 12 months in new French oak. There is greater density and richness here, along with superb balance between the wine’s fruit and its structural component’s. This refined, elegant red offers plenty of varietal character and a long, immensely satisfying finish. Anticipated Maturity: 2010-2025